Wow! Year 2 were very busy scientists in Term 2! Take a look at some of our favourite Science lessons in Term 2.
We were very lucky to enjoy a fantastic incursion from two Scientists last term. Year 2 learnt many interesting things about forces including:
- a new word: ‘inertia’. Inertia means an object will stay still unless something moves it and an object will keep moving unless something stops it.
- if a silk table cloth has a bottle on it and you pull down really quickly, the bottle will not fall because there is very little friction
- forces can make objects move e.g. blowing (pushing) on a pin wheel
- if you sit on a bed of nails, it will not hurt because the force is spread out across all of the nails – however if you sat on a single nail, it would hurt a lot because only one nail is supporting all of your weight
- if you spin a wheel by pushing it to the left and put it on the floor, it will roll forward to the right
- if you insert smoke into a bin, when you hit it out of the circular hole, the smoke will come out as a ring
Take a look at the photos and videos below!
Friction is caused when two surfaces rub together. Friction is a force that works against objects to slow them down. Friction can be helpful or unhelpful. Click here to play a game to learn about friction.
Year 2 conducted an experiment to find out which surface had the least amount of friction. The surfaces that were tested included the wooden floor in the hall, the carpet in the classrooms and the fake grass on the infant’s playground. Take a look at the hard workers below!
Year 2 also made parachutes in order to find out if a larger parachute or a smaller parachute would fall to the ground more slowly. Take a look at the video below!
Science at LaSalle
At the end of Term 2, Year 2 were so lucky to work with magnets in the Science labs at LaSalle with Mr Crook! Year 2 learnt about magnets and how they pull some objects towards them. Year 2 also felt the invisible push force when the two poles (north and south ends of the magnets) pushed away from each other.
What do you know now that you didn’t know at the beginning of Term 2?
What did you like best about Science in Term 2?